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The Garfield County Extension office provides assistance and programs for citizens in five main areas: Agriculture, Horticulture, Family and Consumer Science, Natural Resources and 4-H Youth Programs.

Growing 4-H in 2022!

4-H Grows Here words with a 4-H clover logo.

It’s time for Back to School, but that doesn’t mean 4-H is over. In fact, it is just the beginning of a brand new season of 4-H!! There is truly something for everyone in 4-H, and we invite you to join us.

Ways to Participate in 4-H

Garfield County CSU Extension Logo with AmeriCorps logo and 4-H Clover logo

Garfield County CSU Extension is the Host Site for three STEM AmeriCorps members delivering STEM programming to youth throughout our community. Our partner sites include schools, libraries and rec centers. Watch for more information as classes become available.

4-H After-school extraordinary learning opportunities art work with a 4-H clover.

After-school Clubs allow your child to participate in project-based clubs, enriching after school days for 3rd – 5th graders. Currently, clubs are being formed as volunteers are recruited. Contact me today if you are interested in contributing to Positive Youth Development in the nation’s largest youth organization! Volunteers are the heart of 4-H. Dedicate as little as one afternoon a  month towards making a difference in the lives of youth.

4-H Cloverbud logo

For younger 4-Hers (Kinder – 2nd grades), Cloverbuds provides a chance to explore what 4-H is all about. The variety of activities and topics keep participants engaged as they learn all about their favorite subjects and more! Beginning in October, Garfield County Cloverbud members meet monthly. Additionally, there is opportunity for Cloverbuds to meet in conjunction with project-based After-school Clubs. Call me if you imagine yourself igniting a passion for “Learning by Doing” with an eager group of Cloverbuds.

4-H logo with parts of the pledge for 4-H.

Traditional 4-H Community Clubs provide youth a platform to participate and compete in a variety of projects and competitions. Furthermore, youth are invited to become a part of the larger 4-H community. In Garfield County, we have 21 community clubs, Garfield County Council, and numerous State, Regional and National leadership opportunities available for our members to participate in. When you and your child are ready for the next level of commitment and benefits available to our members, let us help you find the right fit.


Stats: 4-H'ers are: 4 times more likely to give back to their communities, 2 times more likely to make healthier choices, and 2 times more likely to participate in STEM activities.
Positive Development of Youth 2013 comprehensive findings that 4-H youth are 1.9 times more likely to get better grades in school and 2.1 times more likely to report high school engagement.
Positive Development of youth findings 2013 that 4-H youth are 3.4 times more likely to actively contribute to their communities. Art work has the world in the hands of a person.




Taylor Ruckman, 4-H Youth Development

Dani Wesolowski, 4-H Youth Development, STEM and School Enrichment

Carla Farrand, Family and Consumer Science Educator

Dr. Amy Hauver, Agriculture & Natural Resources

Alice Smith, Accounting Technician

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